Dawson Highway

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Dawson Highway

Dawson Highway 2112.svg
Dawson Highway (green on black)
General information
Length405 km (252 mi)
Route number(s)
  • State Route 60 (Gladstone - Rolleston)
  • A7 (Rolleston - Springsure)
route number
National Route 55 (Rolleston - Springsure)
Major junctions
East end Glenlyon Street (State Route 58), Gladstone
West end Gregory Highway (State Highway A7), Springsure
Major settlementsCalliope, Biloela, Banana, Bauhinia, Moura, Rolleston
Highway system

The Dawson Highway is a state highway in Queensland, Australia.[1] It runs for 405 km between Gladstone and Springsure where it terminates.[2] From Gladstone to Rolleston it is signed as State Route 60, and then A7 onwards to Springsure. It continues west for another 247 km as Dawson Developmental Road to Tambo on the Landsborough Highway. North of Springsure, A7 becomes the Gregory Highway.

Many of the towns along the Dawson Highway are coal-mining establishments.

List of towns along the Dawson Highway[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

GladstoneGladstone00.0 Glenlyon Street (State Route 58) - north-west - Mount Larcom (to Bruce Highway northbound) /
south-east - Benaraby (to Bruce Highway southbound) /
Bramston Street north-east - Gladstone CBD
Eastern end of Dawson Highway (State Route 60)
Calliope19.011.8 Bruce Highway (Queensland Highway A1) - south - BenarabySouthbound exit to Bruce Highway
19.211.9 Bruce Highway (Queensland Highway A1) - north - Mount LarcomNorthbound exit to Bruce Highway
25.716.0 Gladstone Monto Road (State Route 69) - south-east - Monto
BananaBiloela12075 Burnett Highway (State Route A3) - south-east - ThangoolEastern concurrency terminus with Burnett Highway
12175 Burnett Highway (State Route A3) - north-west - DululuWestern concurrency terminus with Burnett Highway
Banana165103 Leichhardt Highway (State Route A5) - north - DululuNorthern concurrency terminus with Leichhardt Highway
166103 Leichhardt Highway (State Route A5) - south - TheodoreSouthern concurrency terminus with Leichhardt Highway
Central HighlandsRhydding240150 Fitzroy Developmental Road (State Route 7) - south - TaroomEastern concurrency terminus with Fitzroy Developmental Road
See map of Rhydding[3]
Bauhinia258160 Fitzroy Developmental Road (State Route 7) - north - WoorabindaWestern concurrency terminus with Fitzroy Developmental Road
Rolleston335208 Carnarvon Highway (State Route A7) - south-west - RomaDawson Highway continues north-west as State Route A7
Springsure405252 Gregory Highway (State Route A7) - north - EmeraldWestern end of Dawson Highway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


The existing timber bridges on the Dawson Highway were subject to regular closures due to flooding. The $40 million replacement of 5 timber bridges project was completed in April 2018. The timber bridges were replaced with concrete structures to increase freight efficiency and flood immunity along the Dawson Highway. The new bridges were constructed at; Nine Mile Creek, Catfish Creek, Sheep Station Creek, Maxwelton Creek and Doubtful Creek.[4]

See also[edit]

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  1. ^ "Queensland Government - Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maps". Archived from the original on 19 March 2018. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  2. ^ Hema, Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. pp. 10–11. ISBN 978-1-86500-456-3.
  3. ^ Google (1 August 2017). "Rhydding, Queensland" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Dawson Highway: timber bridge replacement project". The State of Queensland, Department of Transport and Main Roads. 20 December 2018. Archived from the original on 1 May 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.